• 1 Jun 2023 1:14 PM | Anonymous

    Our very own Megan Turchetti, a member of the NHPA Equity & Inclusion Committee, has been quoted in the spring 2023 issue of the New England Psychologist in an article about mental health resources in public libraries. 

    See below for Megan's feature:

    “According to Megan Turchetti, PsyD, clinical manager for Youth & Family Services in Portsmouth, NH, a library represents a microcosm of local culture. The idea of offering resources for mental health issues “…deepens the sense of a library as a place of support. A lot of libraries work hard to be more intentional in promoting access to knowledge,” Turchetti said. She pointed out that having visuals on the walls and in bathrooms that explain the signs of depression, suicide, and other mental health issues can be very helpful. “People should be able to get good quality information on mental health supports. Making resources accessible is important,” she said. 

  • 22 Jul 2021 10:40 AM | Brooke Baron (Administrator)

    Membership knows that NHPA's Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy Committee (BHAC) is a workhorse. So it's no surprise that the committee's chair, Dr. Julie Wolter, made the news after a virtual meeting with Senator Jeanne Shaheen on the children's mental health crisis. Read about the meeting in the New England Psychologist. 

  • 22 Mar 2021 1:42 PM | Brooke Baron (Administrator)

    Dr. Cynthia Whitaker, NHPA Past-President and President/CEO of Greater Nashua Mental Health, recently taped an episode of the Empower Hour with GNMH. Watch the episode here

  • 8 Dec 2020 8:52 AM | Brooke Baron (Administrator)

    NHPA is considered a small SPTA (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations), but that has not stopped us when it comes to using technology. Despite our limited resources, we have managed to take a leadership role when it comes to offering live, online, interactive continuing education programming. It started a few years ago, but this past March the climate really changed, and we stepped up our game. Read about our efforts here in an article by The New England Psychologist.

  • 9 Nov 2020 10:02 AM | Brooke Baron (Administrator)

    December 8th Update: Dr. Whitaker was recently named President and CEO of Greater Nashua Mental Health. Congratulations Cynthia! Read about her appointment here 

    Look what our Past-President, Dr. Cynthia Whitaker, has been up to! 

    In July, Cynthia was a workshop moderator on First Episode Psychosis (FEP) services in NH. The event was part of NAMI NH's Annual Conference. You can watch it here.

    If that wasn't enough...over the summer, Dr. Whitaker gave a talk at the 10,000 Candles For New Hampshire, a livestream Concert and Remembrance created by RecoverYdia. Click here to watch her inspiring presentation.

    We are not surprised that Dr. Whitaker has been keeping busy. She has worked tirelessly during her time on NHPA's Board of Directors...and the Ethics Committee. Thank you Cynthia!

  • 29 Jul 2020 10:23 AM | Brooke Baron (Administrator)

    Dr. Nicholas Mian, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UNH - Manchester, wrote an article for the Boston Globe Magazine that will resonate with millions of parents in the time of COVID-19. In 'Daddy, I'm Bored.' If you're a parent, you're hearing that a lot these days. It's a good thing, Nick explains the value of boredom, and how parents need to let children endure the feeling as opposed to jumping in to alleviate their discomfort. Read the article here or click here if the website won't let you gain access. 

  • 11 Jun 2020 12:45 PM | Brooke Baron (Administrator)

    Even before COVID-19, I worked from home. My office is anywhere I plant myself for the day. NHPR is often playing in the background, and on March 18th I was pleasantly surprised to hear that one of our own, Dawn Huebner, Ph.D., was a guest on The Exchange. The topic: Coping With Coronavirus As A Family Dawn was the perfect person to speak about the challenges children are facing, and how parents can help them navigate this unusual time. Here is the link to the episode. 

    This was not the first time that I've been tuning in to The Exchange only to hear a familiar name being announced. Check out the archived posts below to see all of the places NHPA members pop up.

  • 11 Jun 2020 12:29 PM | Brooke Baron (Administrator)

    At the NHPA Annual Meeting on May 29th, Aberdine Donaldson was awarded the NHPA Educational Foundation 2020 Student Achievement Award. The meeting was held virtually, but that didn't get in the way of celebrating the NH native's success. COVID-19 has created many challenges for psychologists and other mental health professionals. It felt good to recognize and celebrate a young psychologist with a bright future. With the NHPA Educational Foundation up and running again, we know that we will be supporting others like Aberdine. Here's an article in The New England Psychologist about the foundation, the award, and Aberdine.

Archived - Members In The News

February 2020: Dr. Elizabeth Howell Woodbury was in Concord testifying before the NH Senate Judiciary Committee on SB508.  The bill, if passed, would extend the statute of limitations for civil actions based on a sexual assault. Victim advocates, survivors, and lawyers also spoke in support of the bill. Read the article here.

November 2019: NHPA member and the presenter for our March 2020 CE workshop, Dr. James Claiborn, is quoted in this month’s issue of the New England Psychologist. The article addresses the challenges of recognizing and treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).  Read the article here.

September 2019: It’s a busy time for NHPA member Dawn Huebner, Ph.D. Her new book, Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping With Events in the Newswas recently published.  She’ll be speaking at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter on September 26th and you can hear her on NHPR’s October 1st episode of The Exchange.  Find out more about Dawn’s book here.

August 2019: NHPA member Vicki Anderson, Psy.D. will be one of four presenters at the NHPA Co-Sponsored CE event, The Science of Medicinal Cannabis: Implications for Mental Health Practitioners coming up in November.  Vicki received training on the subject at the University of Vermont in the department of pharmacology.  Read more here.

August 2019: NHPA President-Elect, Dr. Jessica Leonard, is featured in a New England Psychologist article on continuing education.  She’s the right person to speak on the subject.  Not only is Jes a board officer she is also NHPA’s Continuing Education chair and the NHPA Liaison to the NH Board of Psychologists. Read the article here.

June 2019: See what NHPA member Dr. Carl Hindy has to say in Weighing the pros and cons of insurance is crucial. You can find the article in the June issue of New England Psychologist.

May 11, 2019: NHPA’s BHAC Chair, Dr. Julie Wolteris quoted in a New England Psychologist article United Behavioral Health case shines light on Parity violations.  Also featured in the article is Dr. Jennifer Warkentin, the presenter at our September 2018 continuing education program on Teletherapy.

April 23, 2019: Dr. Nicole Sawyer is part of a panel discussing PTSD and First Responders on NHPR’s The Exchange. Listen here.

February 2019: The Huff-post published an article titled 17 Children’s Books For Anxious Kids. Two of Dr. Dawn Huebner’s books are included. Read it here.

January 2019: Dr. Shannon Bader, NHPA Legislative Committee Chair, is gracing the cover of this month’s issue of New England PsychologistShannon discusses the rewards and challenges of forensic psychology.Read it here.

Continue reading that same issue of NEPSY and you’ll see NHPA Member-At-Large, Dr. Jacquelyn Reinert in the article Networking Still Relies On Personal Interaction.  Read it here.

November 2018: In the #METOO era, psychologists adopt various strategies to assist victims of sexual abuse.  That’s the title of the article in November’s issue of New England Psychologist where you’ll find comments from NHPA member Catherine Cauthorne, Ph.D.  Read it here.

In the same issue of New England Psychologist, another NHPA member, Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., is included in an article about Project GROW. The program, which helps to address the needs of students affected by the opioid epidemic, currently operates in six NH school districts. You can find this article in the print version of New England Psychologist.

October 2018: NHPA has been in the news! There was an article in The Concord Monitor about the change in the DMV rules for transgender individuals. Psychologists are now authorized to sign the form that allows a transgender individual to change their gender marker on their driver’s license or non-driver identification. Drs Celia Oliver and Teresa Johnson were both interviewed for the story. Read it here.

End of September 2018: A group gathered in Keene to discuss New Hampshire’s work on developing a 10-year mental health plan. Dr. Celia Oliver, NHPA’s Board President was in attendance and quoted in the article.  Read it here.

Early September 2018:This month’s New England Psychologist includes two articles featuring NHPA members.  

In the first article, NHPA’s legislative committee chair, Shannon Bader, Ph.D., chimes in on the recent conversion therapy bill that bans the practice in NH. 

The second article highlights the addition of gender identity to the New Hampshire anti-discrimination lawTeresa Johnson, Ph.D., chair of NHPA’s Women, Minorities, & Diverse Communities committee, talks about the legislation and what the legal protection means for transgender individuals. 

August 2018:  Everett Moitoza, EdD, MBA, has just published an article entitled“Solving Common Problems Faced by Family Businesses” in the August 2018 issue of Business New Hampshire Magazine. The topics covered included: 1) Family First vs. Business First Decision Making; 2) Conflict and Communications; 3) Selection and Compensation of Family Business Members; 4) Succession Planning; and Change Management & Strategic Planning.

July 2018: Two NHPA members are in the news this month!  In a New Hampshire Magazine article, Michael R. Kandle, Psy.D. and Andrew Gersten, Ph.D. discuss what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is and how it is used in professional practice.  You can read the article here.

April 2018:  Check out this article in the New England Psychologist.  Board Member and chair of NHPA’s Public Relations Committee, Kathryn Robbins, Ph.D., talks about the “layers of intervention and programming” available in schools that address the emotional needs of students.  Dr. Robbins is also the NH Coordinator for the Public Education Campaign of the APA.

In the same issue of the New England Psychologist, NHPA member Dr. Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., J.D. speaks about existing gun violence research, “red flag laws”,  and clinician training.  Read the article here.

January 1, 2018: Here’s an article from the New England Psychologist about New Hampshire’s opioid crisis.  Dr. Cynthia Whitaker, a member of NHPA’s board of directors, is quoted in the article that addresses the critical need for more funding.  

November 10, 2017: NHPA’s Nicole Sawyer, Psy.D. was a guest on NHPR’s The Exchange.  She was part of a panel discussing mental illness and mass shootings.  Check it out: http://nhpr.org/post/mental-illness-and-mass-shootings-misplaced-connection

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